High Court ruling confirms FF Plus’s view that the AARTO system is unconstitutional
13 January 2022
The ruling by the High Court in Pretoria that the AARTO system in its entirety is unconstitutional confirms the view that the FF Plus's has held from the outset, i.e. the system is unconstitutional and very dangerous.
The FF Plus also wants to congratulate the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) with its successful application to have the AARTO system declared unconstitutional.
Ever since the AARTO Act was first issued, the FF Plus warned that the system is needlessly complex and will not achieve its objective of making the country's roads safer. The pilot phase of AARTO, which was implemented in three Gauteng metros, clearly demonstrated that there was no decrease in injuries and deaths due to road accidents, on the contrary, such incidents actually increased after the system was launched.
Thus, the AARTO legislation failed to achieve its main goal and it is, therefore, unconstitutional.